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Stan Lee's Mutants, Monsters & Marvels (2002)

Unrated | | Documentary | Video 7 May 2002
Filmmaker/Comic Writer Kevin Smith interviews comic book legend Stan Lee about his life and work in comics.

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Stan Lee ... Himself
Kevin Smith ... Himself
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Joan Lee ... Herself
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In this video, filmmaker/comic writer Kevin Smith interviews the legendary comics writer, editor and promoter Stan Lee about his life and work. In two separate films, "Creating Spider-Man" and "Here Come the Heroes," Stan Lee discusses the creation of his greatest character, his career in the comics field and his relationship to his creative collaborators, especially the artists and co-writers, Steve Ditko and Jack Kirby. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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English

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7 May 2002 (USA) See more »

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A képregény mágusa - Stan Lee és a Pókember See more »

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Santa Monica, California, USA

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DHG Productions See more »
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Kevin Smith: [talking about Spider-Man's angry DAILY BUGLE boss] Another immortal character in the Spider-Man mythos is J. Jonah Jameson.
Stan Lee: Oh, I loved him.
Kevin Smith: Where does J. Jonah come from?
Stan Lee: You know who J. Jonah Jameson was?
Kevin Smith: Who was he?
Stan Lee: He was me. He was a irrascible, he was bad-tempered, he was dumb, he thought he was better than he was. He was the version that so many people had of me! And I always wanted to play him in the movie. I was so sorry that by the time the movie was made, I was too old to play the ...
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A nice chat, but not much new here
19 May 2002 | by denmontSee all my reviews

Stan Lee is very complimentary of his collaborators, but struggles with acknowledging them as co-creators. Lee continually brought up his fuzzy memory, but at the start of the film recollects the creation of Spider-Man in detail (maybe in response to the assertions of Kirby, or even Joe Simon, that they created the character. There's not much we didn't know here, and Smith almost answers some questions for Lee when he's asking them. Smith is annoying as an interviewer, feeling he has to say "Uh-huh", "yeah", "Hm", "right" or some exclamation after each sentence or pause that Lee makes. This film is a love letter to Stan Lee, so don't expect anything incisive or controversial. There are some nice extras, including an interview with Lee's wife, who wasn't what I expected. Label this one "For Marvel Zombies Only"


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